Despite a public spat with President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has stated that he has never insulted him. He made this known in filmed press statement to make it clear to critics.
Some Nigerians misinterpreted the governor’s criticism of the president over the security situation in his state, according to a 24-second video shared on his official Facebook page on Sunday morning.
He criticizes the president to ensure that his administration succeeds, according to him.
“Sometimes I comment about the president, and some dumb individuals thought I was criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari,” he remarked.
“Some were so ludicrous as to claim that I insulted Mr. President when, in fact, I did not offend him. True, I want him to succeed as a leader, so I criticize.”
Recall that the Benue State Government and the presidency have several times engaged in face-off over alleged inability of President Buhari to tackle insecurity in the state.
The video appear to have been released at a time when it is mostly anticipated to send the record straight to his critics,